Lindsey Groves en Kid Citizen Scientist Finds First Snail for Project S.L.I.M.E. <p>A few weekends ago, citizen scientists from all over L.A. came to the Museum to see what they could find hiding in the damp and cool shadows of our Nature Gardens. Twenty people joined Museum experts (Lindsey Groves and Florence Nishida) to search for slugs, snails, and fungi&mdash;those often overlooked decomposers that break down dead and decaying material. They were also the first people to test out our latest and greatest citizen science project, S.L.I.M.E.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> banded garden slug Citizen Science Florence Nishida fungus glass snail gray field slug Jann Vandetti Lindsey Groves mushrooms Project S.L.I.M.E. slugs snails Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:09:38 +0000 Lila Higgins 862 at New Snail Record for North Campus and Los Angeles County <p>We&#39;ve discovered&nbsp;a snail never before found in L.A.!&nbsp;A few weeks ago, I was wandering through the North&nbsp;Campus and&nbsp;&nbsp;happened upon a tiny gastropod snailing along the Living Wall! Most&nbsp;snails don&#39;t catch my attention as they are usually of the common garden variety, aka Brown Garden snails, <em>Helix aspersa</em>.&nbsp;This particular specimen caught my eye, because unlike the Brown Garden snail, this snail was much smaller and flatter (the shell is only 6.9 mm wide).</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brown Garden snail gastropods Helix aspersa Lindsey Groves living wall Malacology molluscs Polygrya cereolus snails Southern Flatcoil snail Blog Sat, 24 Mar 2012 02:16:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 664 at